New property & architecture projects are springing up all over the world, so in this week’s property portal we’ll top up your global architecture knowledge, bringing you all the latest developments from concert halls to airports around the world.
There have been four winning designs for London’s new Old Street station. Dar Group, EPR Architects, Gpad London and Nicholas Hare Architects all came out on top, with their concepts centring around a digital theme due to the large amount of tech companies in the area. Old Street could end up looking a little like Piccadilly Circus…
Herzog & de Meuron have proposed the idea of “horizontal skyscrapers” in Moscow. The idea is to raise a pair of residential blocks 35 metres above the ground, as part of the redevelopment of the Badaevskiy Brewery. The buildings will be on stilts in order to respect the protected status of the brewery. But do the slilted buildings really belong there?
A group of six architecture studios have begun working on ideas for the reburbishment of the Grenfell Tower and the surrounding Lancaster West Estate. The firms include Adjaye Associates and Cullinan Studio and they are exploring ideas for the future of the estate, with the Grenfell site being converted into a memorial for those who lost their lives in the tragedy.
Taiwan is set to get a remarkable new art museum after Joe Shih Architects and Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop’s design won the competition. Called “The Hill”, the museum consists of two buildings with slanted green roofs, which straddle a railway line.
The government have outlined new plans to crack down on shell company frontmen used to hide the true identity of the owner of some of London’s most expensive properties.
Grimshaw has announced it’s role as lead design architect for Newark Airport’s new $1.4bn terminal. The firm called the project “the largest transportation infrastructure design-build contract in New Jersey state history” and will help to relieve the increasing stress on the airport due to it’s growing capacity.
Have a look at the eight buildings planned for BIG’s enormous EuropaCity development on the outskirts of Paris.
Allied London has confirmed Lendlease and McLaren as it’s construction partners to deliver the £1bn St John’s high-rise scheme in Manchester.
The new Pompidou Centre Brussels will use an old car factory building as it’s home. The €125 million project has been designed by noAarchitecten, EM2N and Sergison Bates architects and the KANAL – Centre Pompidou will will be home to a Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and architecture centre the CIVA Foundation, as well as a series of public art spaces.
The government have been urged to improve their green energy standards by property and construction bosses if they want to hit their global warmings targets.
Work was halted on Carillion’s Birmingham Paradise project when the company went into liquidation, but fortunately Developer Argent has struck a deal with BAM Construction to finish the project in the centre of Birmingham. The two teams aims to complete the building by 2019.